Danilo M. Baylen

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Artifacts ~ Outreach Projects

Welcome to artifacts section related to outreach projects.

Artifacts in this section include samples of student work from the Villas Research Project for year 1 and year 2 at Villas Elementary; digital storytelling project in a first-grade classroom at Pinewoods Elementary, and a blogging project with a third grade classroom at Mark Twain Elementary and Helen Keller Elementary in Los Angeles, California.

 

Villas Research Project ~ Grade 5

Beyond Seedfolks
Instructional Development / Using Technology
 

The Villas Research Project started as a "desire to learn more about K-12 classrooms" and the "search for technology integration practices that work".

It is a desire resulting from feedback received from graduate students, mostly teachers, and their struggle to make things happen with technology in an already tightly packed curriculum. It is the search for what works given the technologies that we have in our classrooms these days.


To know more about the project, please click here.

One of the student-generated products of this project is compilation of student writing based on stories from Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman. To read more about these stories, please click here.

 
     
Core Propositions: 1, 2, 3, 4
Florida EAPs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
 

 

Villas Research Project ~ Grade 5

Reinterpreting Cinderella
Instructional Development / Using Technology
 

Another student-generated product from the Villas Research Project is an electronic storybook based on picture book titled Lily and the Wooden Bowl by Alan S.

Students work in pairs to create a story from a group of scanned images. Although they knew it was based on a classic Cinderella story, the images based on Japanese culture gave them freedom to be creative. To read one of the stories, please click here.

 
     
Core Propositions: 1, 2, 3, 4
Florida EAPs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
 

 

Villas Research Project ~ Grade 4

Mung Bean Experiment
Instructional Development / Using Technology
 

One of the challenges for me is to find ways to integrate technology use in the teaching of science and math concepts. Working with 4th graders at Villas Elementary allowed me to just do that -- keep it a try in integrating the use Excel, a spreadsheet application program, and laptops to provide students with authentic experiences on plant growth and the power of observation.

This link brings you to six students' feedback on the whole experience of using laptops and doing a science experiment.

   
Core Propositions: 1, 2, 3, 4
Florida EAPs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
 

 
Digital Storytelling Project ~ Grade 1
Digi-Quilts

Emerging Technology / Technology Integration

 
   
A year-long project with first graders and their teacher that integrated technology (PowerPoint and Audacity) into the elementary school curriculum. Students created storyboard of their stories and later on recorded voice over narrations. Adults put together images and sounds to a creative showcase of students' identifies.
   
Core Propositions: 1, 2, 3, 4
Florida EAPs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
 

 

Blogging Project ~ Grade 3 & Undergraduates

Flat Stanley Writing Project  
Emerging Technology / Technology Integration  
   
A letter writing activity using Flat Stanley with third graders from Mark Twain and Helen Keller Elementary Schools near Los Angeles, California took place in 2004 and 2005. Initially I served as host for the elementary students. But as the semester progressed I got my undergraduate students involved in the communicating with the students using blogs. Given the convenience of using blogs to communicate with somebody across the world, individual hosts from the countries became part of our letter-writing group.  
   
Core Propositions: 1, 2, 3, 4
Florida EAPs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
 

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